Genshin Impact 2.7: Release Date, Banners, Events, & Latest News

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Genshin Impact 2.7 is back on track after the three-week delay provoked by the unfortunate events in Shanghai during the COVID-19 Lockdown.

We have received a bunch of news about the update from the Version 2.7 Livestream, and we can tell the new update will be packed with action and interesting events.

Here is everything you need to know about the Genshin Impact 2.7 update and all of its latest news.

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Genshin Impact 2.7 Livestream

The version 2.7 Livestream went live on Friday, May 20, 2022. The VOD version will be available on YouTube around 11 am EST.

In the meantime, here are the Promo Codes:

  • LANVJSFUD6CM - 100 Primogems, 10 Mystic Enhancement Ores
  • DTNUKTWCC6D9 - 100 Primogems, 5 Hero's Wit
  • HSNUKTXCCPWV - 100 Primogems, 50K Mora
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Check our guide in how to redeem these Promo Codes here

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Release Date

Genshin Impact 2.7 will go live on June 1, 2022, at 11 am server time (Chinese Standard Time).

  • May 31, 2022, 8 pm PST
  • May 31, 2022, 11 pm EST
  • May 31, 2022, 4 am GMT
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According to Hoyoverse, the maintenance will start on May 31 at around 6am server time, and is expected to be done after 5 hours.

Hoyoverse is keeping the 6 weeks duration of version 2.7, therefore Genshin Impact 2.8 will arrive on July 13, 2022.

Genshin Impact 2.7 Banners

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Genshin Impact will introduce two new characters.

Yelan, the owner of the Yanshang Tea House who collaborates directly with Ningguan as a secret agent, and Kuki Shinobu, who is the sidekick of Arataki Itto.

First Phase Banners

  • Discerner of Enigmas will feature the new character Yelan - a 5-star Hydro Bow Character.
  • Invitation to Mundane Life will feature the second rerun of Xiao - a 5-star Polearm Bow Character.

Both Banners will share the following 4-star characters:

  • Yanfei - 4-star Pyro, Catalyst User
  • Barbara - 4-star Hydro, Catalyst User
  • Noelle - 4-star Geo, Claymore User.
CHARACTER Banners in Genshin Impact 2.7
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CHARACTER Banners in Genshin Impact 2.7

First Weapon Banner

The first Epitome Invocation will feature the new 5-star bow, Aqua Simulacra, and the 5-star polearm, Primordial Jade Winged-Spear.

Second Phase Banners

For the second half of Genshin Impact 2.7, arriving on June 22, 2022, we are receiving one rerun banner:

  • Oni's Royale will feature the rerun of Arataki Itto - a 5-star Geo Claymore character.
    • Along with Arataki, Kuki Shinobu a 4-star Electro Sword character is part of the third banner.
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The second Weapon banner will feature the Claymore Redhorn Stonetresher and the very underwhelming catalyst Memory of Dust.

Map Changes

For the upcoming update, The Chasm will be the scene of story quests and two of the four events.

Even when we are not getting new regions to explore, players will obtain a lot of new stories about this enigmatic place.

The Chasm in Genshin Impact
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Credit: Genshin Blank
THE CHASM: The canyon was created by a celestial object

New Enemies

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There are no details regarding new enemies in the next update, but players can expect the release of a new boss. There are also rumors that a new Fatui Harbinger will also be introduced in the story.

READ MORE: Genshin Impact 2.7: Yelan Farming Guide, all Ascension Materials

New Weapons

Genshin Impact 2.7 will introduce a new bow called Aqua Simulacra, the signature weapon for Yelan.

Kirin Bow, a new weapon in Genshin Impact 2.7
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KIRIN BOW: The design of this weapon match with the attire of Yelan

Aqua Simulacra

  • Base Attack: 542
  • Secondary Stat: 88.2 Crit. DMG %
  • Passive R5: HP is increased by 32%
    • When there are enemies near the character, the DMG is increased by 40%. This effect will be still detected when the character is on the sidelines.
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The update will also include a new 4-star Free Bow called: Fading Twilight that will have as secondary stat Energy Recharge.

FADING TWILIGHT in Genshin Impact 2.6
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FADING TWILIGHT: The new Free Weapon combine gold and silver colors.

Fading Twilight

  • Base Attack: 565
  • Secondary Stat: 30.6% Energy Recharge
  • Passive R5: The weapon has three states: Evengleam, Afterglow, and Dawnblaze increase DMG 6%/10%/14%, respectively.
  • When attacks hit enemies, the weapon will switch state every 7 seconds. The character can trigger the effect, even being outfield.
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New Artifacts

Unfortunately, there are no new artifacts for the upcoming version of Genshin Impact.

Genshin Impact 2.7 Events

The new patch will be moving forward the story with a heavy load of quests and lore-related events. We are reaching the conclusion of the current chapter.

  • Two New Story Quests:
    • Kuki Shinobu Hangout
    • Yelan will be the main character of the next chapter of the Archon Quest
    • Both stories will take place in The Chasm, and they will be interconnected.
Perilous Tail in Genshin Impact
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Perilous Trails the new Genshin Impact Archon Quest promise to be full of emotional moments.

Main Event: Perilous Trails

  • The main event is related directly with the Archon Interlude new chapter.
  • The story will involve, Yelan, Yanfei, Kuki Shinobu, Arataki Itto, and Xiao.
  • During the event, players will enter a domain fill with combat challenges.
  • The event will have several trial characters, including the new character Yelan, so players will have the chance to test her full potential before pulling for her.
  • Here is the list of all the Trial Characters so far:
    • Keqing, Shenhe, Qiqi, Yelan, Yanfei, Xingqiu, Yunjin, Chongyun
    • Raiden, Itto, Zhongli, Jean, Yanfei, Ningguang, Sucrose, Gorou
    • Xiao, Kazuha, Yae, Yelan, Diona, Sara, Thoma, Sayu
    • Xiao, Itto, Yae, Zhongli, Diona, Beidou, Sayu, Yunjin
  • After completing one stage, the team party will need to change. Only one character can continue while the other three need to recover.
  • The main reward will be the 4-star Bow Fading Twilight and the Refinement Material Glowing Gems.
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Arataki Itto Music Festival

The Almighty Arataki Great and Glorious Drumalong Festival is a music-related event that Arataki Itto is organizing as a big celebration for Kuki Graduation from Law School.

  • In this event, Travelers will play songs along with popular characters from the game.
    • There are 7 stages with three different difficulties. Stages will be unlocked daily during the first week of the event.
      • First Stage: Time to Shine (Arataki Itto)
      • Second Stage: Drifter Destiny (Kazuha)
      • Third Stage: Devotion of the Keeper (Thoma)
      • Four Stage: Let's Go. Crimson Knight (Klee)
      • Fifth Stage: Rage Beneath the Mountains (Zhongli)
      • Sixth Stage: Blossoms of Summer Nights (Yoimiya)
      • Seventh Stage: Termination of Desires (Raiden Shogun)
  • This music event will introduce a calibration option to make sure players in all platforms can have the best performance.
  • The most interesting part is the Note Editor Mode in which players can create their own tunes to challenge other people.
    • Reward: New Instrument: Arataki's Great and Glorious Drum, 420 Primogems, 420K Mora, and Ascension Materials.
  • Core of the Apparatus
    • World exploration event. Players need to collect materials to create a robot toy.
    • A toymaker from Fontaine will provide the traveler with a Collector Material device.
    • Travelers can create a max of 4 different types of robots, and exchange with friends to obtain all the varieties.
    • New furnishing blueprints for the Serenitea pot will be the main reward.
  • A Muddy Bizarre Adventure
    • With help of the Sumeru Scholar Hosseini, players will try to solve the problems caused by a Purple, Dangerous Mud growing in The Chasm.
    • The event will bring back the Pursina's Spike mechanisms to clear the mud.
      • The spike will also help to defeat the enemies affected by the substance.
  • Genshin Impact 2.7 Spiral Abyss
    • After the active character uses an Elemental Skill, the following effects are granted:
      • Phase 1: +16% Normal Attack DMG for 8s with a max of 3 stacks.
      • Phase 2: mobs hit by the skill have RES -12% for 8s with a max of 3 stacks.
      • Phase 3: the character's next Normal Attack procs a shockwave, up to once per 1.2s.
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New Collaboration

Coming Hoyoverse and Funko are teaming up to bring Pop! Versions of Teyvat characters.

Funko Pop! of Genshin Impact characters.
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It is Funko time in Genshin Impact. The latest collaboration looks amazing.
  • The first edition will have Aether, Lumine, and Paimon Pop!
  • Versions for Keqing, Diluc, and Hilichurls are also a work in progress, so we can expect even more characters to be released in the future.
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